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U.S. Recession

January 29, 2009

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As our chart indicates, the U.S. budget deficit is expanding at its fastest rate in the post-war era. Obama’s proposed fiscal stimulus will add to this deficit. This aggressive fiscal response is meant to offset a sharp contraction in GDP. As our updated CGS indicators package shows (see right hand column), the 3.8% fall in the fourth quarter is unlikely to mark the end of the downturn.

Economist: The Economy-Even Worse Than It Looks

Irwin, Shin: Economy Sinks Under Weight of Inventory

Baribeau: U.S. GDP Fall of 3.8%

Uchitelle: Steep Slide in Economy

Homan: U.S. GDP Shrank 3.8% Last Quarter

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